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Paul Rosenberg Answers: Palin is a Naive Cynic

Posted by The Situationist Staff on January 21, 2011

Last week The Situationist asked this question: Was Sarah Palin exhibiting the naive cynicism dynamic in her remarks about the shooting in Tucson (see video)?

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Several readers responded thoughtfully in brief comments, but Paul Rosenberg provided an outstanding, painstakingly thorough response over at Open Left. We highly recommend his post.

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2 Responses to “Paul Rosenberg Answers: Palin is a Naive Cynic”

  1. Winham said

    One of the best examples of the “Naive Cynic” is Phil Hartman’s character Keyrock the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer from Saturday Night Live. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfrozen_Caveman_Lawyer

    Both Keyrock and Palin both emerged from the frozen tundra, yet claim the outside world has no effect on them, and see their intellectual shortcomings as a badge of honor.

    “When I see a solar eclipse, like the one I went to last year in Hawaii, I think ‘Oh no! Is the moon eating the sun?’ I don’t know. Because I’m a caveman — that’s the way I think.”

    ”But then somebody sent me the other day, Isaiah 49:16, and you need to go home and look it up. Before you look it up, I’ll tell you what it says though. It says, hey, if it was good enough for God, scribbling on the palm of his hand, it’s good enough for me, for us. He says, in that passage, ‘I wrote your name on the palm of my hand to remember you,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m in good company.”’
    —Sarah Palin, on writing notes on her hand for her Tea Party convention speech, March 6, 2010

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